Friday, April 18, 2014

Hey Look! They're Almost Twinzies! Yup, I Found A Second Kromex Tidbit Server At That Last Estate Sale We Hit. The Original Is Still Going Nowhere, But This New One...It's Getting Tagged Up For The Shag! Status: Available.

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They're the same...but different.  Both are Kromex but check out the platters.  Kinda funky, that.  Anyway, the one in back is sticking around the house, but the one up front is headed out to the booth.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Here's An Odd Lot That I Picked Up Last Weekend At The Estate Sale Just Up The Street. It's A Seven Piece Bar-B-Que Tool Set In Stainless Steel With Beautiful Hardwood Handles! Status: Available.

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You know what this means...Yup! It's grillin' time!  If you're a serious griller ya gotta have the serious tools and if you're reading this blog, you probably want those tools to be as stylish as you are.  This is that set.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

::Sigh:: In Trying To Identify Various Vintage Modern Pieces I've Often Turned To The Commercial Website First Dibs, Sadly (Mostly For The Buyers Who Thought They Were Buying Something Else) Even The Sellers There Can Mistakenly Attribute A Piece. Status: The More You Know.

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These chairs recently sold on First Dibs after being attributed to Casala as Casalino chairs designed by Alexander Begge.  Turns out, I don't think they actually are.  This is why doing your due diligence as a buyer is so important, and as a seller is not just good business but ethical.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Good Friend Hannah, From "Second Hand" Has Recently Expanded Her Claim At The Green Shag Market Giving Her The Room To Properly Spread Out. Status: Must Be Doing Something Right!

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The Shag recently lost M Is For Modern but the new tenant is picking up a little of the slack left behind and Hannah has expanded her territory, so all is good in the land of Green Shag.  You'll never want for Vintage Modern goodness in this joint.

Monday, April 14, 2014

I Found A Couple Of Unusual Mushroom Style Executive Desk Lamps Over The Weekend. These Things Are Stainless Steel And Weigh A Ton. I Was Certainly Happy The Thrift Store Wasn't Charging By The Pound! Status: Soon To Be Available.

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I don't know what to make of this pair of desk lamps.  They obviously were an expensive set when new.  They've both got heavy duty wiring, a phone extension and jack and a pair of three prong outlets as well as the lighting itself.  And did I mention they are Stainless Steel?!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Today, Just On A Whim, The Girlfriend And I Hit An Estate Sale Just Up The Street From Home. There Were A Few Cool Items Left For Us To Forage Even Though It Was The Crack Of One. Sometimes You Don't Need To Be The Early Bird! Status: Gettin' Tagged For The Booth.

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I've got a matching snack bowl in this atomic pattern around here somewhere...pretty sure, and I can't seem to find a blog post on it either...and I'm sure I've done one.  That's kind of frustrating since I'd love to leave you a link to said post.  Grrrr.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mr. M Done Spent The Last Two Afternoons Primping Items And Schlepping Them Over To The Booth At Creve Coeur Antique Mall. There Is Now Officially TONS Of Stuff In There! Status: Packed.

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Welcome!  C'mon in...have a look around.  I've been busy trying to keep up with the outflow, so there's lots of new stuff in here.  Plus, it's been a while since I've done a "tour" thing for booth 307.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Oh How I Hate Waiting. Just Ask The Girlfriend. Restaurant With A Wait List? C-Ya. Line At The Grocery Store...Hmmph. Mostly It's This Instant Gratification World, But Sometimes It's Just Apprehension. A "Will It Be There When I Have Time To Pick It Up?" Kinda Worry. Status: No Worries...This Time!

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This Fabulous Knoll Bastiano sofa and love seat were made available at about midnight the evening before last.  I shot off a note to the seller a couple hours after it was posted with little hope of actually scoring the set, but then...the next morning I got the call.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's Freakin' Amazing How Much Cool Stuff TFA Has Packed Into Thier South Side Shop Right Now. Just Hanging Out In This Shop Gives Me Both A Shiver Of Excitement As Well As A Bit Of A Head Ache. Status: Overwhelming!

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When I stopped by The Future Antiques about a week ago I took a bunch of pics.  I featured a number of them last week concerning the large number of Broyhill pieces, but I took more pics than that!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

::Shrug:: I Don't Know....I Just Couldn't Leave It Behind! Is It A Paper Weight? Trench Art? A Vintage Toy? Maybe A Workshop Project? I Just Don't Know, But This Little WWI Tank Really Got Me. Status: Cute?

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Can "cute" be used to describe a little toy tank?  These things were the terror of World War One!  But c'mon...look at this little guy.  He ain't trying to hurt nobody!  I found him at the Goodwill and just had to bring him home.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Need A Little Light Shed On Your Desk Or Work Area? Wouldn't You Just Love To Have This Vintage Extension Lamp Reaching Out To Brighten Up Your Day? Status: Headed To The Shag.

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This vintage industrial work lamp was another score from out of town.  I picked it up from the same antique mall where I found the Arthur Umanoff wine cart.  That was BIG mall.  The only other thing I found there was a baggy of slides that I have yet to go through.  Soon enough.

Monday, April 7, 2014

::Sigh:: I Wish I Had Better Pics For This Post But I Just Ran Out Of Daylight Today. Still, I Wanted To Post About These Great Club Chairs I Picked Up Last Night. They Certainly Are A Stricking Design, Don'tcha Think? Status: Almost Ready.

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You might think these are a cousin to the Selig "Z" Chair I've got.  Maybe the "Y" chair?  Why not?!  These club chairs are both substantial and sleek and are just waiting to add a touch of class to my spaces at The Green Shag AND The Antique Mall of Creve Coeur!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

I Don't Get Out To The Other Shops Around Town Often Enough. I Stopped In At The Future Antiques A Few Days Ago And Was Surprised By All The Beautiful Broyhill. Status: Amazed!

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Everybody here knows that Brasilia is Mr. Modtomic's favorite Broyhill Premier line...but TFA only had one piece in house at the time I was there.  They certainly didn't lack for other lines to make up for it!  Sculptra, Saga and even a couple of pieces of Forward 70 were well represented.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

I Made A Trip To The South Side Of St. Louis To Look At A Lane Perception Dresser That Turned Out To Be A Fail, But Got To Stop By TFA...And Actually Bought Something! Status: Project Time!

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Yeeeup, I'm makin' another Cypress top table!  I picked up a great little (weirdly little) table at The Future Antiques retro shop that has a neat top and a fantastic base.  But the top and base don't really go scale wise...right?  So a new top is in order.  Just so happens....

Friday, April 4, 2014

Yesterday I Was A Little Late In Getting My Post Up...Sorry, I Was Wiped Out When I Got Home From Work. Right After Getting That Post Up I Jumped In The Car And Drove Through Some Mad Rain Storms To Pick Up These Beauties! Status: Available.

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I only had time to photograph one of these chair but I picked up Three.  They've been recently re-upholstered but they've also been painted.  Brown.  Too bad that, but if they don't move quick I might bring 'em home, sand 'em down and shoot them with Satin Black.